By Mukwuzi Joseph
Fiery Catholic priest and the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has demanded unconditional release of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu was arrested on June 27, extradited to Nigeria, and re-arraigned in court on June 29. He is currently being remanded in DSS custody still July 26.
The Nation reports that Mbaka reportedly made the call during a sermon on Sunday July 11. He advised the Federal Government to deploy same vigor with which Kanu was arrested deal with arrest insecurity, poverty, unemployment, activities of herdsmen, injustice and pragmatic nepotism.
He reportedly made the request for Kanu’s release when some government agents whom he did not mention, came calling with some juicy offers to him which he turned down.
“Some persons came to me sometimes ago, that they have two slots for me. I told them I don’t need such offer because I have a slot that I need. They said I should mention what I need,” he began.
My first request was that they should release Nnamdi Kanu because since you people arrested him, we have lost many lives, so of what use is his arrest if after he was arrested, kidnapping hasn’t stopped in the North, thus, arresting him doesn’t solve the problem.
Has anybody seen Nnamdi Kanu kill anybody? He’s not a murderer. Have they caught him with guns, so why arrest him? Where were the nation’s security agencies when several students were kidnapped?” he said